Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekend Rewind

Monday, Monday.  I had a great relaxing weekend hanging out with friends and watching football with Joe Sunday. We are participating in a fantasy football league this year so it has made me a bit more invested in NFL games.
Saturday morning started off with another training run. I’m 6 weeks out from the Bull City Race Fest. This week was a back down week in my training plan to help prevent injury and burnout. I ran an hilly 7 miles with Fleet Feet.
After my run, I stopped by Chick-Fil-A to pick up Chicken nuggets for a girl’s brunch that day. I was inspired by Southern Living’s  mini chicken and waffle appetizers and made my own with Chick-Fil-A nuggets and mini Eggo waffles. I topped them with Southern Living's peach-horseradishmaple syrup which made it over the top delicious. I had a hard time limiting myself to just a few.

After brunch, I enjoyed a bit of down time browsing at my favorite store TJ Maxx & Target. I love meandering the isles with nothing in mind just searching for great deals. Saturday night, we tried a new restaurant in Cary, Blackfinn Ameripub. With it being opening weekend as well as college football night the place was packed! After waiting an entirely long time for dinner, we enjoyed  an amazing appetizer of blackened brie. We kept it simple for our entrees with a salad for me and a burger for Joe. The brie stole the show and we both agreed we would be back for another date night soon.

Sunday’s have become our grocery run days.  After church we stop by Target or Harris Teeter and pick up produce and meat for the week.  Since we are keeping to a budget, I have been trying to base our dinners off the meat that is on sale currently. After our grocery store run, I took Charlie on a long walk around our neighborhood taking advantage of the passing clouds. We ended the night cheering on the Panthers against Tampa Bay. I am thankful for the chance to unwind with my boys and get recharged for another work week. 
Weeknight Menu

Tuesday- Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken with sauteed green beans

Wednesday- Grilled Pork Chops with roasted corn

Thursday- Girls Night- I'm bringing Watermelon & Feta Salad

Friday- Dinner Out

 Linking up with three wonderful ladies Meg, Katie & Tara
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  1. Loving the chicken n' waffles appetizer!!! Will be copying that ASAP!

    New follower from Mingle Monday!

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

  2. sounds like fun!! my weekend flew by but i didn't really do anything. tried a new restaurant and did lots of blog pics.

  3. I came across your blog on Tara's link-up. I'm a fellow Southerner (originally from Richmond VA) and I love your chicken and waffles idea...especially using of my favorites and one of the things I dearly miss living in the North.

  4. I'm still dying to try chicken and waffles! Can't believe I haven't yet!!! xx

  5. Meal planning is SO helpful to get through the week! My husband and I do our grocery shopping on Sundays for the most part, too. It's nice to get the week started on the right foot :)
    Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

  6. yum! those chicken and waffles look so good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  7. OMG - those mini chicken and waffles look amazing! Such a great idea to whip them up at home - can't wait to "steal" that idea!

  8. Thanks so much for linking up with us today, Ashley! I'm with Sarah (above) - those little chicken nugget/waffle treats look amazing! Way to get your training run in and have some fun! I love wandering the aisles...thanks for sharing your week of planning, because those all look like great ideas to me. I have two fantasy football teams this season; I'm still ahead in both of them, but there's a few players to go this evening - augh! Hope you enjoyed the first weekend of football, and I look forward to more of your posts.

  9. oh how we are so alike! love wandering tj maxx, marshalls, target looking for great deals (and i allllways find them!)


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